Usually pipe nipples are constructed using a length of pipe with male threads on both ends. In the plumbing industry pipe nipples are often one of the most popular categories of fittings, because of its construction a pipe nipple is used as a connector or a coupling thread.
Pipe nipples can come in various lengths sizes and thicknesses, making them an extremely versatile plumbing tool, a combination of pipe nipples is often recommended for low-pressure discharge and suction, however the same combination is not recommended for compressible products such as steam, nitrogen or air.
Once a pipe nipple has been fitted and threaded tightly between the two female fittings, very little of the nipple will remain exposed. Often an enclosed nipple can only be removed by gripping one end and twisting, which usually damages the threads and thus means a replacement nipple will be required, however this can be avoided by using a speciality tool known as a “nipple wrench”.
Multiple materials can be used to construct pipe peoples these include:
- Stainless steel
Similarly to galvanised steel pipe nipples can often come with various finishes, these the can include:
- Black coating
- Hot dip galvanised finishes
- Copper plating
To ensure the application of a pipe nipple is correct, pipe nipples come in various different fabrications and settings, these include:
- Grooved nipples
- Bended nipples
- Threaded nipples
- Barbed nipples
Pipe nipples often use as a pipe fittings in a wide variety of industrial applications these include:
- Chemical processing industries
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Food and beverage industries
- Waste incineration industries
- Architectural industries
For more information on Pipe Nipples and their application visit http://www.hackettspipeline.co.uk